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13 January 2020
Case Study: UVM Program Using Alelo Enskill Increases Students’ Spoken English Proficiency

Of the four language skills, speaking, listening, reading, and writing, speaking is by far the most important and the most difficult to develop. Many English language learners (ELLs) are reluctant to practice speaking, due to shyness or fear of making embarrassing mistakes. Spoken language activities in class are time-consuming and difficult to manage when many...

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21 November 2019
How AI Simulations Close the Communication Skills Gap

Enskill EPC was created by Alelo, which started developing AI simulations to help military members quickly learn foreign languages and cultures before deploying overseas. The communications skills learned have helped reduce conflicts and even save lives. Now Alelo AI-driven learning is available to everyone, to address the communication problems that they face in the workplace...

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18 November 2019
Using AI to Help English Learners Get Past Learning Plateaus

Although 1.5 billion people around the world are studying English, many will never get proficient enough to use English on the job. Instead, they get stuck at learning plateaus. They feel that they are failing to make progress and have a long way to go. As English-language-learning expert Fan Yi has noted, “They find they...

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10 October 2019
The Baker Learning Analytics Prizes

A field only moves forward if it chooses the right problems: big goals that make a difference. Many–perhaps most–of the adaptive learning systems out there are based on the same technology from the 1990s. Much of the research published today is tiny optimizations on small problems. Incremental progress can be valuable. But it shouldn’t be...

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29 July 2019
Case Study: Alelo’s AI-driven Enskill English product improves student fluency and self-confidence

A recent evaluation at UVM (Universidad del Valle de México) Toluca of Alelo Enskill® English, an AI-driven learning product, found that students improved their spoken English skills, and also became more self-confident and willing to communicate in English. This in turn improved classroom instruction, because learners came to class better prepared and more willing to...

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26 April 2019
The Magnificent Seven: Seven Roles That AI Can Play to Transform Learning

At the start of Alelo’s webinar series on the Future of AI in Education and Training, we asked what role AI should play in promoting learning. Some see the benefit of AI is as a technology that enables personalized learning. But as we have discussed in these webinars, personalized learning alone can make it harder...

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